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Edgemont High Holds Community Meeting, Bereavement Help

Two of Ellen Brody's daughters are Edgemont High School graduates. Alexa, 16, is a junior at EHS.
Two of Ellen Brody's daughters are Edgemont High School graduates. Alexa, 16, is a junior at EHS. Photo Credit: File photo

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- School officials held an informal community meeting Friday at 4 p.m. at Edgemont High School to discuss the Metro-North tragedy in which six people were killed, including Ellen Brody, an Edgemont mother of three.

Brody's oldest daughters, Danielle and Julia, graduated from Edgemont High in 2010 and 2013, respectively. A third daughter, Alexa, is a junior at EHS.

Patty Donovan-Duff, director of The Bereavement Center of Westchester, led Friday's meeting. Counselors, school psychologists and administrators will also be available for support.

Superintendent Victoria Kniewel and high school Principal Devan Ganeshananthan in a statement, said, "This informal meeting is open to everyone -- parents, faculty, staff, students, friends, community members -- anyone in the community who may be affected by this tragedy. This will be an excellent opportunity to work together to support each other as members of the Edgemont community."

In a related announcement by Edgemont Community Cares, contributions are being made to Scarsdale caterer Standing Room Only, which has set up an account to pay for the Brody family meal after Friday's funeral and graveside service, and buffets for the shiva over the weekend.

Those wishing to contribute are invited to call 914-472-3002 and ask for Rae. Edgemont Community Cares will be working with family friends and neighbors to coordinate dinners to be delivered to the family in the days and weeks ahead. To volunteer, email edgemontcares@gmail.com.

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